BC housing… sigh… . Res Life knows, believe me. They do what they can to alleviate the pain. (Imagine having to find rooms for 8000 students in such a short period! Non-trivial problem, as engineers would say.) Solutions: Have all of your friends talk to their friends? Put up signs? Put the word out on insta/snap/fb/twitter? I’m sure you’ll find another likeminded person to join your group of friends. Make contingency plans for smaller groups, though, just in case the 8-man doesn’t work out.
Sorry it’s not working! “Students with roommate concerns should first speak with their Resident Assistant, who will work with them to mediate roommate conflicts. If the mediation process is not successful, students should then speak with their Resident Director, who will evaluate the situation to determine if a room change is necessary and, if so, assist students with that process.” bit.ly/BCHousingProb
Unfortunately, there are simply more students at BC than there is housing. Forced triples exist for the same reason that housing isn’t guaranteed for all four+ years you’re at BC. BUT there are some advantages: 1) you’re on Upper, which is pretty great; 2) reduced room and board costs makes the bill a bit easier to pay (or loans a bit smaller). The best thing to do is just embrace the minimalist lifestyle and find things to do outside your room. Good luck!
8-person suites are a tricky thing to get. Not knowing the specifics (your class year, your lottery number, etc.) I don’t know exactly why. I think we’ll just have to say it was fate. Fate’s funny, though… maybe this is how you end up meeting someone who turns out to be a lifelong friend. (Or were you talking about PUBG? If so, no one got an 8 man b/c there were just 4 man squads that got paired with randos for the other 4.)
You’re not alone, it’s a Res Life frequently asked question. They say: “If you would like to find roommates with whom you can enter the room selection process, contact your Resident Director. Another option is to enter into Final Selection, which is the last event for room selection. On the designated days for final selection, students may register themselves into this process via the housing application on “My ResLife” in the Agora Portal. Over the summer, we will place the students from Final Selection into housing assignments, doing our best to work with any preferences indicated within a student’s housing application.” (bit.ly/ResLifeFAQ)
If you mean room selection, it’s an unfortunate truth that many students will not be able to get their choice of housing. Often students do find they are quite happy in their not-first-choice housing, according to my sources in Res Life. If you have more specific issues with housing, I suggest their FAQ (www.bc.edu/offices/reslife/faq.html) or giving them a call: 2-3060.
According to the article in the Heights yesterday (bit.ly/VouteRomanceIsGone), the administration decided too few students were benefiting from the program to justify the resources necessary to keep it going. Sounds like many students are quite unhappy about this; I think it’s a good idea to let the decision-makers know how their decisions impact you.